After nearly a two-month hiatus, the NBA has taken a major step in resuming the 2019-20 season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA is allowing teams to open practice facilities to players in cities and states that have eased stay-at-home orders.
The 2019-20 season was suspended on March 11 following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Shortly after, the NBA closed all practice facilities to players.
There was initial concern on how the NBA would resume play after such a long hiatus. But today marks a momentous step for the league.
The Miami Heat were in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a 41-24 record before the NBA was put on pause.